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  • Mastery Website Update The Mastery server work has been completed. The site is now up and running.

  • ASBrS Opposes Cuts in Funding for the NIH

    The American Society of Breast Surgeons opposes the $6 billion budget cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposed in the administration's recently released budget outline. Reducing the agency's funding by approximately 20% could have a significant impact on promising research that may lead to new advances in the treatment of cancer. Scaling down federal funding of critical biomedical research efforts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer may delay or prevent future advances in patient care to millions of American patients. We urge Congress to continue its previous bipartisan commitment to preserve and increase funding to the NIH as passed by the Senate Appropriations Committee in June of 2016. We hope that Congress will see fit to continue this trajectory further into future years as well.

  • Society Revises Consensus Guideline on Hereditary Genetic Testing for Patients With and Without Breast Cancer

    The American Society of Breast Surgeons has revised a consensus guideline on Hereditary Genetic Testing for Patients With and Without Breast Cancer. This statement was developed by the Society's Research Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. The guideline replaced the previous statement from September 2016. Click here to access the statement.

  • BESAP II is launching in April 2017! We look forward to offering you the second edition of our web-based, CME learning tool for physicians who treat breast disease. Designed by over 200 editors, authors, and reviewers, BESAP II will continue to help surgeons obtain the self-assessment credits necessary to fulfill the American Board of Surgery's Maintenance of Certification part 2 requirements for recertification. (BESAP II will offer 65 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™)

    Consisting of more than 350 multiple-choice questions (that include critiques, evidence-based answer explanations and supporting references from current literature), the program will help participating physicians ensure a mastery of critical content for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.

    Please check back on the website in April for purchasing details. Questions about BESAP? Please contact the Society at twhite@breastsurgeons.org.

  • 18th Annual Meeting On Track for Record Attendance

    At the close of the discounted early registration deadline on March 1, a record was set for ASBrS annual meeting early registrations. The Society is now on course for hosting its largest meeting yet in Las Vegas, April 26-30. Register now to ensure your place in pre-meeting courses, as well as Sunrise Workshops as space is limited. Click here to learn more.


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